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					                        Cabasse Alcyone Press Release




            Cabasse Debuts Alcyone Satellite Speaker
StJohn Group to Market Ultra-Compact, Sphere Featuring Innovative Technology


September 24, 2007 -- Cabasse, a legendary, world-class specialist in the design
and manufacture of innovative, premium loudspeakers, announces Alcyone, an
exciting new compact loudspeaker to the North American Market. In the tradition
of other spherical models from the famed French loudspeaker maker, Alcyone is
a satellite speaker designed for use in either high quality music or home theater
systems.




Cabasse offers the Alcyone in a complete 5.1 system consisting of a matching
Santorin 17 active subwoofer with 6.5” driver, 200 watt built-in amplifier and five
satellites plus a full set of cables for easy setup. MSRP for the complete 5.1
system will be $1,059. Alcyone will be shipping in the U.S. starting this October in
choice of Black or White finishes and optional matching stands ($350 pr MSRP).




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                        Cabasse Alcyone Press Release

Weighing in at a mere pound and a half and measuring only 4” in diameter, the
robust Alcyone boasts remarkable peak power handling of 350 watts. Yet with an
impressive sensitivity rating of 91dB and friendly 8 ohm impedance, the new
Cabasse sphere can be easily driven by modestly powered amplifiers.


The spherical design of the Alcyone offers the ideal enclosure -- highly rigid and
free from internal standing waves. Fitted with the same, smart magnetic mounting
device as the award-winning Cabasse iO2, the Alcyone satellite is very easy to
position either on a shelf, on wall or on its optional stand. The wide-bandwidth 4”
drive unit of the Alcyone satellite has been especially designed by Cabasse
engineers to provide high efficiency and smooth, balanced response when
utilized in its compact spherical enclosure.


Daughter of eOle (Aeolus), like in the Greek mythology, Alcyone has inherited all
the typical qualities from a Cabasse system: high efficiency, power handling,
transparency, pinpoint imaging and stability of the soundstage. Alcyone is also a
star, precisely a combination of stars where the main one is surrounded by little
satellites. Alcyone, 1400 times more luminous than the sun, is the brightest of the
500 stars of the Pleiades cluster.

John Caldwell, a principal and co-founder of StJohn Group, commented on the
launch of the Alcyone, “From dealers to the press, we have enjoyed an excellent
response to similar models from Cabasse and this speaker will be no different.
The Alcyone gives us Cabasse technology at a highly affordable price point along
with a very flexible size for numerous applications.”

Since it was founded almost 60 years ago, Cabasse has always been at the
cutting edge of experimental acoustic research in order to support its
technological innovations. Taking a true scientific approach, Cabasse constantly
challenges what has always been taken for granted. Knowledge of acoustics and
sound wave transmission, and the way they experience and interpret them, is
fundamental to Cabasse in the development of their high quality sound
reproduction systems.


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                          Cabasse Alcyone Press Release

Key Cabasse Alcyone Features:
   Flexible - magnetic mounting device allows for easy placement on a shelf,
    wall mounting or secure use on its optional stand. Alcyone is also
    magnetically shielded.
   Innovative - spherical enclosure provides rigid, compact form factor while
    preventing internal standing waves
   High Performance - spherical enclosure offers a perfect 60 degree arc of
    dispersion with zero phase error for rock-solid imaging.
   Innovative - proprietary materials used in custom designed drive units for
    optimum performance
   Stylish - Available in Black or White with (optional) matching stands


StJohn Group recently showed the Alcyone, along with other Cabasse speakers
at CEDIA Expo September 6-9 at the Colorado Convention Center in Booth #
270. Along with the Cabasse line, the company also showed exciting new
products from their other award-winning brands: Artcoustic, Screen Research
and iSky Panel Systems.


About Cabasse
Founded by Georges Cabasse in 1950, the company has been a pioneer in the
search for true musical reproduction. In all likelihood, the quest really began in
1740 when the first signed Cabasse violin was made. Five generations of musical
instrument craftsmen followed, pursuing the tradition and supplying Europe with
violins, violas and cellos, most of which are still being played in orchestras today.

Cabasse’s continuing obsession is to faithfully and perfectly reproduce music and
soundtracks, without any alteration, coloration or distortion in the sound. This
boundless passion has led the company to relentlessly innovate, design, and
engineer better and better loudspeakers, so that all ears can enjoy the essence
and thrill of sonic purity.




About StJohn Group
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StJohn Group, Inc. is not a typical American distributor. Only representing lines
offering exclusive North American distribution opportunity allows the company to
closely work with its partners on a holistic approach to brand development.
Unlike most U.S. distributors, StJohn Group handles all facets of sales and
marketing, including literature and collateral creative and production, advertising
creative and buys, public relations, web sites, business development and long
range market planning.

Based in Bellingham, WA with a satellite office in Ventura, CA, StJohn Group has
seventeen regional representative firms and an active roster of more than 600
specialty A/V dealers.

StJohn Group specializes in products and services for the custom integration (CI)
market – both residential and commercial – and represents Artcoustic and
Cabasse Loudspeakers, iSky Panels and Screen Research in North America and
the Caribbean.

                         CONTACT INFORMATION
Sales:
John Caldwell
Phone: (805) 647-3779 • Fax: (805) 856-2212
E-mail: john@stjohngroup.com

Administration:
4396 Saddlestone Drive, Bellingham, WA 98226
Phone: (360) 756-2205 • Fax: (360) 647-1087
E-mail: info@stjohngroup.com

Media Inquiries:
Peter Hoagland
5863 Old Dominion Court
Warrenton, VA 20187
Phone: (540) 349-9648 • E-mail : Peter@Hoagland.us

Web site:                                        Public Press Portal & Extranet:
http://www.stjohngroup.com/                      http://teamsync.cebiz.net/

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